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Skills

HTML
Open Source
Perl
ZFS
Grunt
Bootstrap
Git
JavaScript
PostgreSQL
SQLite
Java
jQuery
AngularJS
Ruby
FreeBSD
Linux
Django
PHP
C#
Python

Work experience

Mar 2014Present

Software Engineer

5by/StumbleUpon
As a backend engineer, and first, post-acquisition FTE, I have re-engineered several API endpoints, which resulted in markedly faster response rates and 400% faster server start times. I also built a push notification system, modernized our asynchronous job queuing system, wrote a smart notification algorithm and engineered a ‘best-of video’ recommendation engine. I implemented an Elasticsearch full-text search engine for videos that allowed for efficient video search, a user search engine, and have refactored core components to allow for scaling beyond the product’s current reach. The sum of my optimizations done over the course of 4 months have resulted in 5by requiring 90% less computing power, significantly faster server response time, and zero downtime at peak loads. Lastly, I instituted continuous integration to the company, which has become a critical element of the backend’s team workflow. Reporting directly to the VP of Engineering, my expertise is often relied on when looking for ingenious solutions to technical challenges.
Jul 2013Mar 2014

Django/AngularJS Consultant

5by
I joined the 5by team as a full-stack Django/AngularJS consultant three months prior to their acquisition by StumbleUpon. Since then, I’ve helped them implement a commenting system, social authentication and scale during their wildly successful launch. Other accomplishments include speeding up their test suites by a factor of 7 and significantly increasing their Google ranking.
May 2012Dec 2013

Software Developer

OVH.com
I oversaw the development of our web control panel project and was in charge of prioritizing features and issues. I developed in Java, JavaScript, Python and Perl, and my work has made use of the Play! Framework, AngularJS, Vaadin and Akka. I also represented the company during the 2013 edition of BSDCan, and answered technical questions from seasoned system administrators. One notable contribution I made was streamlining the deployment of our control panel project to its staging environment.
Sep 2011Dec 2011

Software Engineer Intern

YouTube
I joined the YouTube channels team and took part in the 2011 YouTube redesign. My first project during this internship was to design and implement a list of recommended channels for any given channel. My second project involved writing a MapReduce script to index billions of documents from a proprietary data warehousing system as well as R&D to determine the proper proprietary back-end in which to store the index.

Education

20082012

B.Eng

École de technologie supérieure
20052008

Diploma of College Studies

Édouard-Montpetit College